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 More Cuts to Feed-in Tariff for Renewable Energy?
February 2012

It has emerged recently that the Government is considering cutting the feed-in tariff for solar power developments to less than a thid of its current level.  The feed-in tariff is an incentive to develop small scale, low-carbon energy generation by buying surplus electricity from people with solar panels or wind turbines.  It pays a set amount per kilowatt hour and has proven very successful. One option being considered is a 10% cut in the tariff every six months.  The Government had recently tried to cut the feed-in tariff from December 2011, but this was successfully challenged in the High Court, and subsequently held up at the Court of Appeal.

Rob Duncan Planning Consultancy